By now, many of you have heard accounts of the damage done in the town of Jeremie, Haiti by Hurricane Matthew. Thankfully, all of our team members survived the storm without injury. We are slowly starting to put together a complete picture of all of the destruction. It is dire. Nearly all of Tek4Kids’ 18 Haitian staff members lost their homes. Several of our schools lost their roofs. Much of our electronic equipment was destroyed by water damage, including laptops and inverters. Fortunately, one of our team members was able to store our iPads in a safe place, so we will not have to replace them. We estimate it will cost upwards of $100,000 to replace the damaged equipment, rebuild the homes of our staff and repair the schools, while we do our best to continue to provide shelter and clean water for those we can.
We are asking for your prayers and if able, your financial help in the rebuilding of Jeremie. This is a town that had made good progress during the past decade. Let’s work together to bring them back to where they were so they can continue moving forward.
Donations may be made by visiting http://tek4kids.org/donate or they may be mailed to our office at 418 E. Main Street, New Albany, IN 47150.
All of us at Tek4Kids are grateful for your help. Thank you!